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Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Covas, R. 2002. Life histories and sociality in the Sociable Weaver. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Muchai, M. 2002. Going through the motions: The impacts of frequent fires and grazing pressure on reproduction by montane grassland birds. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Nel, D. 2002. The impact of longline fishing on the seabirds breeding on Marion Island. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Prendini, L. 2002. The taxonomy, phylogenetics, biogeography and functional morphology of the Southern African burrowing scorpions, Genus Opistophthalmus C.l. Koch (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae). PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Masters theses

Bento, C. 2002. The status and prospects of Wattled Cranes Grus Carunculatus in the Marromeu complex of the Zambezi Delta. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Wanless, R. 2002. The reintroduction of the Aldabra Rail Dryolimnas Cuvieri Aldabranus to Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Masters mini-theses

Amutete, G. 2002. The effects of land-use and grazing management practices on bird species assemblages and guilds in the semi-arid Laikipia district, central Kenya. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du Plessis, Richard Dean and Leon Bennun.

Anderson, P. 2002. The role of Cephalophyllum inaequale in the restoration of degraded arid landscapes. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Timm Hoffman and Pat Holmes.

Angel, A. 2002. Biotic and abiotic factors limiting the distribution of the endemic limpet Siphonaria compressa, on seagrass Zostera capensis beds in Langebaan Lagoon. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: George Branch.

Bragg, C. 2002. Porcupine-geophyte interactions in a hotspot of geophyte diversity. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: John Donaldson and Peter Ryan.

Cizek, A. 2002. Patterns of distribution of Zimbabwean birds - implications of a land reform process. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisors: Morné du Plessis, Dean Fairbanks and Peter Frost.

Coetzee, C. 2002. The nitrogen stable isotope ecology of a natural rangeland system: Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Will Stock and Nic van der Merwe.

Egoh, B. 2002. Spatial pattern of natural resource use in eastern Caprivi. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Foden, W. 2002. A spatial analysis of population health of Aloe dichotoma and Euphorbia mauritanica in the arid regions of southern Africa: are the impacts of climate change already apparent? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Willaim Bond and Guy Midgely.

Hughes, C. 2002. Wine and conservation in the Cape Floristic Region: A preliminary economic and environmental assessment of the impact of viticulture expansion based on predictive models. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Jane Turpie and Dean Fairbanks.

Kisamo, E. 2002. The impact of Community Conservation Initiatives in Tanzania: a case study around Udzungwa Mountains National Park. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Jane Turpie and Timm Hoffman.

Kuria, A. 2002. Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of nectar-feeding birds in relation to their food plants' flowering phenology and land-use in the fynbos biome, Western Cape, SA. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Dean Fairbanks, Morné du Plessis and Anthony Rebelo.

McCallum, S. 2002. Analysis of the strategies used to manage lion metapopulations in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisors: Morné du Plessis and Rob Slotow.

Mills, M. 2002. The impact of sex- and age-biased longline fishing mortality on procellariiforms: An individual-based model approach. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan and Coleen Moloney.

Shaw, J. 2002. Spoor frequency as a monitoring technique for the Black Rhinoceros population in Kaokoland, Namibia. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan and M Hearn.

Smuts, R. 2002. Rural resource use on Pemba, Tanzania. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Timm Hoffman, William Bond and Jane Turpie.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Potter, L. 2002. Does Southern Africa have its own endemic Kestrel? BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Andrew Jenkins and Rauri Bowie.

Stoffberg, S. 2002. Investment strategies of non-breeders in the cooperatively breeding green woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Tuomi, E. 2002. Dispersal strategies of juvenile birds, with special reference to African black oystercatchers Haematopus moquini. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Visser, C. 2002. Entanglement trends of Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) in man-made debris at Cape Town Harbour, South Africa, 1990-2001. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Mike Meyer and Peter Ryan.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers